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A man suspected of murder, rape and deploying child soldiers during Liberia’s civil war two decades ago has been arrested in Finland, police said on Wednesday.

Man arrested in Finland for deploying child soldiers during Liberian civil war

The Sierra Leonean citizen, born in 1969, is alleged to have carried out “aggravated war crimes and crimes against humanity” while he held a senior position in the Revolutionary United Front, a Sierra Leonean rebel army that fought in Liberia’s brutal civil war between 1999 and 2003.
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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger donates $101,000 for free education in Sierra Leone

Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has donated the sum of $101,000 to support free quality education in Sierra Leone.
Idris Elba has been given citizenship of his father's native Sierra Leone.

Idris Elba given Sierra Leone citizenship on first visit

The British film star landed in the capital Freetown on Wednesday for his first visit to the country. Elba said that citizenship was “the biggest honour I could get from my country”.

Doctor dies of Lassa fever after performing surgeries on infected pregnant women

A Dutch doctor who contracted Lassa hemorrhagic fever in Sierra Leone after treating patients has died in hospital, while a second doctor is undergoing treatment, the top Dutch health official said Sunday.

ECOWAS single currency will reduce dependency on the West – Sierra Leonean envoy

A high Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria, Dr. Solomon Gembeh, says implementation of the Economic Community of West Africa State (ECOWAS) single currency will reduce the dependency of member states on the west.

Angry fans attack national team player’s house after penalty miss

Angry fans of Sierra Leone’s national football team have attacked a player’s house after he missed a decisive penalty.

Presidential aide sacked after testifying at T.B. Joshua’s church

Fatmata Edna Kargbo, an aide to the Sierra Leonian President, Julius Maada Bio, has been relieved of her job, sequel to a testimony she reportedly shared at the Synagogue of All Nations led by Pastor T.B. Joshua.
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone

Insurgency: Sierra Leonean president warns against toying with youth matters

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio on Wednesday urged African leaders to do something about the exponential growth of youth population in the continent or risk a full-blown insurgency in the near future.

Sierra Leone school defies state ban on pregnant girls in class

When Mariatu Sesay realized she was pregnant at 14, one thing scared her more than the social isolation she felt in the classroom: Sierra Leonean law banned her from attending school at all because she was expecting.

NLC condemns arrest of Sierra Leonean union leaders

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the arrest of union leaders in Sierra Leone.

In Pictures: President Buhari meets new Sierra Leone leader Julius Bio in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja assured the new president of Sierra Leone, Julius Bio, of Nigeria’s support, as his work towards a stable and improved economy.

VP Osinbajo attends inauguration of Sierra Leone’s President

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday left Abuja to attend the inauguration of President Julius Bio in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone’s Maada Bio announces free education for kids

Sierra Leone's new President Julius Maada Bio on Thursday announced the introduction of free education for both primary and secondary school age children, in line with a major campaign pledge.

2019: Primate Ayodele urges Senator Saraki to run for presidency

The General overseer of Inri Evangelical Church worldwide, Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele, has called on the Nigeria’s Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, to contest the 2019 Presidential Election in order to bring the nation to the part of progress.

President appeals for help over Sierra Leone debt burden

Sierra Leone’s new President Julius Maada Bio has appealed for international help to bail his country out of an economic crisis.

Violence erupts after inauguration of Sierra Leone’s president

Less than 24 hours after opposition Julius Maada Bio was sworn-in as President of Sierra Leone, some of his supporters have engaged in violent activities.

Ghana’s John Mahama denies interference in tense Sierra Leone election

Former Ghanaian President John Mahama has denied involvement in alleged plot to rig Sierra Leone’s presidential election.

Sierra Leonean artist Janka Nabay passes on in Kambia

Popular Sierra Leonean traditional artist Ahmed Janka Nabay has died in his home in northern Sierra Leonean district of Kambia, according to his band colleague Pa Fullah.

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